Cart Girl – April 2007

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Michigan, that is where my family still resides (except for one brother who recently moved to Germany for work). I grew up as a tomboy in a small town called Armada. After I graduated high school we moved to a more urban city. A few years later I decided to move to NYC to attend The Fashion Institute of Technology.

What makes this club special?
The cart girls of course!!! Honestly, everyone from the bag boys/starter, the bartenders/waiters to the staff in the pro shop, plays such a vital role in making Jacaranda special…(oh, I can’t forget to mention the amazing maintenance staff, I have never seen a group of people work so hard for such long hours, especially in the blazing sun!!!)

If you weren’t a cart girl, what would you be?
Being a cart girl has to be one of the Top 10 best jobs ever...wearing shorts/skirts, sitting outside in the sun, meeting all different types of people...there’s nothing better...Yet, when I get too old and no one wants to flirt and buy drinks from me (lol), I would love to finish my Fashion Merchandising degree and do something along those lines.

What is your memorable moment at work?
I’m such a people-pleaser, almost to the point where it’s a disease, so I’d have to say that my most memorable moments are when my boss or one of the managers come up to me and tell me that a group of golfers complimented me on my attitude and my service. Wait, scratch that, that’s too cheesy…my most memorable moment was the day that I was relieved from having to work breakfast (which I had to get up at 4a.m. for) and was put full-time on the beverage cart! (this one’s for you Mike).

What is your best asset?
I’ve been told its my smile however when I wear a skirt I’m told its my legs (lol).

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy painting, running, reading, roller blading, anything on the water and yes, Shopping (I do it so well and often I consider it a hobby).

Do you have pets?
My best gift ever was my little Yorkie, Ava…I later adopted a neglected/abused Min Pin, Mya. There is no love like that of a dog, they have such a way of cheering me up after a long day at work.

The last time I cried was…
(LOL)…I’m not telling…now this is one of my weaknesses, just ask my mother, the slightest thing can make me tear up (these past few years I’ve gotten better…I think!)

The perfect man…
does NOT exist, but neither does the perfect woman, so I guess we’re even! The “almost perfect” man would make you breakfast in the morning, ask how your day was and listen when you told him, would call just to tell you that he was busy and couldn’t talk but was thinking about you, would pick you up from the airport when you planned on taking a cab, buy out the medicine dept in CVS when you are sick and give you massages every night...haha okay, so that last one won’t make him perfect, I am just a sucker for a good massage.

Extra Pictures and Added Interview...only available on this website.

Tell us about your family. Are they golfers?
No one in my immediate family golfs, however my extended family LOVES golf. I have three brothers, one sister and an amazing mother and father, whom I love dearly and never get to see enough .

Proudest moments in life thus far?
It would have to be when I packed up, left all I knew and moved by myself to NYC to chase after my dream. While my dream is on hold for the moment, I do not regret moving there or attending F.I.T. There are and will continue to be times when I mess up and make mistakes, I try not to regret anything that I do...I figure that even if it wasn't the smartest choice in hindsight it made me smarter cause I know not to do it again. And anytime I "grow" as a person I am proud of myself.

Who is your favorite person?
I don't have one single fav person... everyone in my life is there for a reason and I love them all. At one point or another a friend, my sister or my mother has been there for me in a way that no one else could - at that point making them my favorite.

What is the funniest thing you’ve ever seen on the golf course?
First one would be when a golfer got so upset over his horrible shot that he took his club and started wacking it against the cart (no, I am NOT mentioning any names...). The other one might be a "had to of been there" moment but one day I was talking to an overly large, 30-something yr old, very sweet guy and as he talked I noticed a good size lizard chilling out on the back of his cart behind his head, not thinking much of it since you can't go an hour w/o seeing one, I casually and calmly pointed and said "watch out there's..." I couldn't even finish my sentence before he turned around to look. I have never seen a big guy leap up so fast and yes, scream like a little girl...he came running over to my cart and would not go back to his till I went over and made sure it was gone. Seriously, I almost pee'd my pants!

What is in your refrigerator?
Mostly gluten-free and lactose-free stuff, yep, can't eat either...oh, and orange juice, every morning I have to have my OJ!

What is your ideal date?
April 25th, cause its not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket...lol...I'M JOKING, I'm just stealing a line from a movie, I'm not that ditzy (go watch Miss Congeniality if you don't believe me)...Truthfully, I have not yet been on it, that's for sure! When I have it I'll get back to you to let you know. If I'm with someone that makes me feel comfortable and can make me laugh then I know I'm in for a good time, no matter where we go or what we do.

Do you remain friends with ex- boyfriends or break off completely?
Both...I am friends w/many of my ex's. I feel that if you both are open and on the same level regarding your feelings towards each other then being friends is possible. I have a few ex's who I recently found out only kept in contact w/me cause they wanted to get back together, when I let them know that wasn't an option, they walked out and I haven't heard from them since...I don't need people like that in my life.

My parents always taught me..
1.Treat others how you would want to be treated 2. Respect yourself (act in a way that is respectable) and 3. That they are always right (they're still trying to teach me this one!)

When I look in the mirror, I see...
all my imperfections, (as my GM would say, I'm def not from FL)...

My friends tease me about....
my ability to over-anaylze every, single thing!!!